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EMN study on long-term irregularly staying migrants

This study explores policies EU Member States use to navigate situations where third-country nationals face long-term legal uncertainty, such as cases where a migrant no longer or has never fulfilled conditions to stay, are denied a residence permit, or whose return decision cannot be enforced. Often decided at the national level, policies are sometimes contradictory in trying to strike a balance between fulfilling national migration policy objectives of preventing illegal stays while providing access to basic services and rights. The study also assesses the impact COVID-19 has had on such policies and decisions in reaction to border closures and the…

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Ad-Hoc Query Labour Market Test

The labour market test (LMT) is implemented and applied in most of the EU Member States. Member States apply different methodologies in undertaking LMTs. Some categories of workers can be exempt from the application, reflecting the specific national situations and priorities. Starting from 1st of January 2021, the quota system for issuing work permits for employment of third-country nationals in the Republic of Croatia has been replaced by the labour market test.

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Umbrella Inform – The impact of COVID-19 in the migration area in EU and OECD countries

The European Migration Network (EMN) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have published updated information on the impact of COVID-19 in the migration area. The new Umbrella Inform completes the joint EMN and OECD Inform series between on the impact of COVID-19 on migration and asylum in the EU Member States and non-EU OECD countries throughout 2020. Updates are provided on topics ranging from changes in border procedures, provision of COVID-19 related healthcare services to migrants, the shifting landscape of the labour market, international protection, international students, and return issues. This Inform was also developed with the…

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How do EU Member States treat cases of missing unaccompanied minors?

The phenomenon of unaccompanied migrant children going missing has increasingly been in the focus of public attention in the EU and the Member States. Several international organisations and European NGOs have raised concerns that the disappearance of unaccompanied minors is not always addressed in an effective manner. What policies and procedures are in place and how is data on missing children collected in EU Members States, Norway and the UK? The new Inform from the European Migration Network (EMN), in collaboration with international organisations, EU agencies and NGOs, offers a global picture of the phenomenon. “Missing from the reception facility”,…

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EMN study on seasonal workers in the EU and the UK

How are seasonal workers attracted and their rights protected in the EU Member States and the UK? According to a new study by the European Migration Network (EMN), many countries aspire to attract seasonal workers from non-EU/EEA countries to fill labour market shortages, typically in agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing sectors. Protecting the rights of seasonal workers is one of the objectives of the Seasonal Workers Directive (EU), adopted in 2016, which provides for equal treatment of third-country nationals, but also gives Member States power limit their access to certain rights. Seasonal work is a type of temporary employment linked to…

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EMN study on data management in the asylum procedure

What kind of data is collected by EU Member States and Norway and how is the data managed in the different phases of the asylum procedure? This new EMN Study provides comparable information and examples from 25 countries on different aspects of data management, including data cross-checking against national and international databases, data quality accuracy, and data protection issues. It also maps challenges encountered, and actions taken to respond to them. The study contributes to capacity-building of experts working in the field of asylum and generates a better understanding of the policies and process in place across Europe.   The…

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EMN study on long-term irregularly staying migrants

This study explores policies EU Member States use to navigate situations where third-country nationals face long-term legal uncertainty, such as cases where a migrant no longer or has never fulfilled conditions to stay, are denied a residence permit, or whose return decision cannot be enforced. Often decided at the national level, policies are sometimes contradictory…

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Ad-Hoc Query Labour Market Test

The labour market test (LMT) is implemented and applied in most of the EU Member States. Member States apply different methodologies in undertaking LMTs. Some categories of workers can be exempt from the application, reflecting the specific national situations and priorities. Starting from 1st of January 2021, the quota system for issuing work permits for…

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EMN study on seasonal workers in the EU and the UK

How are seasonal workers attracted and their rights protected in the EU Member States and the UK? According to a new study by the European Migration Network (EMN), many countries aspire to attract seasonal workers from non-EU/EEA countries to fill labour market shortages, typically in agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing sectors. Protecting the rights of seasonal…

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EMN study on data management in the asylum procedure

What kind of data is collected by EU Member States and Norway and how is the data managed in the different phases of the asylum procedure? This new EMN Study provides comparable information and examples from 25 countries on different aspects of data management, including data cross-checking against national and international databases, data quality accuracy,…

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